Desert Patient
Side Quest

The first part of the Desert Patient side quest can be completed after you have finished the Hunt 03: Dalmasca’s Desert Bloom (Flowering Cactoid - Rank I) for Dantro. The second part of the quest can be completed after you have finished Hunt 05: Marauder in the Mines (Nidhogg - Rank I).

Speak to Dantro after Hunt 3 has been completed and he will ask you to take the Cactus Flower that you received to his wife. His wife can be found on the South Bank of the Nebra.

Speaking to Dantro in the Outpost of the Dalmasca Estersand

The area you need to go to, which is the Banks of the Nebra, can be found directly north of the Outpost where Danto is located and is still in the Dalmasca Estersand. Travel through the Yardang Labyrinth (where the Flowering Cactoid was located) exiting on the north side to reach the Sand-Swept Naze.

Entering the Sand Swept-Naze in the Dalmasca Estersand

From there, enter the Banks of the Nebra and then head into the South Bank Village.

Finding the South Bank Village

Dantro’s Wife can be found standing in front of one of the huts. Speak to her and provide her with the Cactus Flower to help heal the sick traveler that she is taking care of. She will reward you with a Bundle of Needles for your troubles. Next, she will ask you to gather some Semclam Shells for her.

Speaking to Dantro’s Wife in the South Bank Village wherein she asks for the Cactus Flower

Two of the Semclam Shells are located in the South Bank Village – you do not have to leave the area. Three more can be found out on the shores along the Banks of the Nebra.

Walk down to the beach and search for the “Mysterious Glint” which is fairly easy to spot. Pick up the Shells and take them back to Dantro’s Wife. She will ask for one more item called Nebralim.

Mysterious Glint in the South Bank Village

The Nebralim can be found back at the Outpost. Speak to Dantro again and he will mention that the Nebralim is on the nearby crates. Walk over and examine the Small Phial to obtain the Phial of Nebralim.

You can also find one more vial of Nebralim over by the Chocobo. Carry them both back to the South Bank Village and give them to Dantro’s Wife.

Small Phial on a crate in the Outpost of the Dalmasca Estersand

The last item that she asks you for is Valeblossom Dew which can only be obtained in the Broken Sands.

Dantro’s Wife asking for Valeblossom Dew

You need to wait until later on in the game, namely, after you complete Hunt 05: Marauder in the Mines (Nidhogg - Rank I) and after the events in the Tomb of King Raithwall.

After completing the Tomb of King Raithwall…

In order to complete the Desert Patient side quest, you must now complete another side quest to gain access to the North Bank Village:

The Valeblossom Dew that Dantro’s Wife asked for previously can now be found on in the desert area to the north of the North Bank Village. Speak to Tchigri again to cross the river back to the village, speak to the Moogle from the Cartographer’s Guild to buy a map and exit the village on the north side.

Speaking to the Cartrographer’s Guild in the North Bank Village

The Yoma

The enemies in this area are fairly powerful if you complete this side quest as early as it becomes available. The best course of action to get through this area as quick as possible is to hug the wall on the right side of the screen and run past all of the enemies heading north.

Broken Sands

The Valeblossom Dew can be found along the ridges of the gorge in the center of the Broken Sands area. Two of the Valeblossoms can be reached from the side closest to the entrance but you will have to venture all the way to the north side of the gorge to reach the last Valeblossom Dew.

Team entering the Yoma area of the Dalmasca Estersand
Obtaining the furthest drop of Valeblossom Dew

Travel back to Dantro’s Wife and speak to her one more time. She will take the Valeblossom Dew and then ask Vaan for a Great Serpentskin which is the reward for completing Hunt 05: Marauder in the Mines (Nidhogg) if you have it on you.

Dantro’s Wife providing Vaan with the Great Serpentskin

Speak to her one more time, leave the area, re-enter the area and speak to the recovering traveler behind her house to obtain the Barheim Key.

Speaking to the Recovering Traveler to obtain the Barheim Key in the South Bank Village

Depending on how many items were given to Dantro’s Wife each time you spoke to her, you will receive another item which will either be a Balance Mote, Magick Gloves or a Golden Amulet.

This concludes the Desert Patient (and Lost Cactoid) side quests.